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Author Loguidice, Bill.

Title Vintage game consoles : an inside look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the greatest gaming platforms of all time / Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton
Published Burlington, MA : Focal Press, 2014
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Preface: The Birth of Videogames; Generation One (1971-1984); 1.1 Arcade (1971); 1.2 Apple II (1977); 1.3 Atari 2600 VCS (1977); 1.4 Atari 8-bit (1979); 1.5 Mattel Intellivision (1979); 1.6 PC DOS Computers (1981); 1.7 Commodore 64 (1982); 1.8 Coleco ColecoVision (1982); Generation Two (1985-1994); 2.1 Nintendo Entertainment System (1985); 2.2 Commodore Amiga (1985); 2.3 Sega Genesis (1989); 2.4 Nintendo Game Boy (1989); 2.5 Nintendo Super NES (1991); Generation Three (1995-2001)
3.1 PC Windows Computers (1995)3.2 Sony PlayStation (1995); 3.3 Nintendo 64 (1996); 3.4 Sega Dreamcast (1999); 3.5 Sony PlayStation 2 (2000); 3.6 Microsoft Xbox (2001); 3.7 Nintendo GameCube (2001); Index
Summary Vintage Game Consoles tells the story of the most influential videogame platforms of all time, including the Apple II, Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, Sony PlayStation, and many more. It uncovers the details behind the consoles, computers, handhelds, and arcade machines that made videogames possible. Drawing on extensive research and the authors' own lifelong experience with videogames, Vintage Game Consoles explores each system's development, history, fan community, its most important games, and information for collectors and emulation enthusiast
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Video games -- Equipment and supplies -- Collectors and collecting.
Video games -- Equipment and supplies -- History.
Video games -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Barton, Matt.
ISBN 0203728319 (e-book)
0415856000
1135006512 (electronic bk.)
9780203728314 (e-book)
9780415856003
9781135006518 (electronic bk.)